Re: Great article on Reds Media
I don't begrudge Homer's "reputation." I place it squarely on the way the Reds have handled him since the day he was drafted.
Without a doubt. Homer was rushed to the major leagues, perhaps a season - maybe two seasons early. Homer endured a lot of different development methods, different pitching coaches, and had unreasonable expectations placed on him at a young age. Add to that, the personality traits of Homer Bailey, and you have guy who may rub some people the wrong way.
The unfortunate thing is how this bodes for the future. As the weather heats up, Homer will probably only get better. I am convinced that he will become the TOR ace the team is looking for. However, you do wonder how much longer he will stay in Cincinnati.
Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one, and they don't want someone else's shoved into their face.